Amanda - posted on 02/01/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
How have you explained spina bifida and hydrocephalus (shunt) to other children?
My son Nickolas is only 2 1/2 months old, he has a vp shunt. When I had a 4 year old ask what it was I kind of froze and didn't know how to explain it.
Any suggestions? I do not want to use negative words like "there was something wrong with him". There isn't anything wrong with him, he is just like he is supposed to be. I know how to explain it to adults but any suggestions about children?